Research

Infant vocalization important for future development of speech

Study

Findings of a new study have provided support for the idea that auditory feedback is an important part of early speech development.

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Improved hearing could delay mild dementia

Study

Preliminary findings of a new study on dementia have found that correction of hearing loss with hearing aids may delay the onset of mild dementia.

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Energy harvesting from body motion

Development

Researchers at Sogang University (Korea) are developing a body motion energy harvester that can be applied to high-flexion joints and that is suitable for integration into fabrics.

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Increased risk of injury in tinnitus patients

Study

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Results of a new study provide further evidence that tinnitus combined with high-frequency hearing loss may represent an important safety hazard to workers, especially in noisy environments.

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Novel animal model to assess presbycusis developed in Spain

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A scientific team from the Instituto de Investigación en Discapacidades Neurológicas (IDINE) at the University of Castilla-La Mancha and Soniotica has designed an innovative animal model to assess presbycusis with Wistar rats, a species which does not present associated pathologies, and offers similar characteristics to those found in human beings.

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Helping the elderly to adjust to new hearing aids

Study

Researchers from the University of Iowa College of Nursing, Iowa City, USA recently carried out an interventional study to assist the elderly in adjusting to hearing aids.

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New study on HIV and hearing loss

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New study: HIV-positive adults are more likely to develop hearing loss, irrespective of disease severity or treatment.

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Study: Hearing aids and correction of balance disorders

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A recent study indicates that hearing aids may be a novel treatment option for imbalance in older adults with hearing loss, and suggests that this may offer significant benefit for avoiding falls.

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Nicotinamide riboside may successfully prevent noise-induced hearing loss

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Nicotinamide riboside (NR), a precursor to vitamin B3, may be able to help prevent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) based on results of a new study in mice.

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New study: long-term benefit of newborn hearing screening

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Results of a new study carried out in the UK show that detecting hearing impairment (HI), and intervening at a critical early stage, can make a lifelong difference in literacy outcomes and development.

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